National Awards Scheme 2017/8

08 March 2018


All nominees must be affiliated to Table Tennis Ireland and be in good standing.


Joe Veselsky Award:  awarded in recognition of endeavour and achievement in administration; only members  over 35 years of age who have served a minimum of 5 years in administrative positions within table tennis are eligible for consideration.

Rhanbuoy Trophy:  awarded to the best male senior player of the season.

Eleanor McKee Trophy:  awarded to the best female senior player of the season.

Billy Marshall Award: awarded to the best Junior/Cadet/Under Age player of the season. Consideration to be given to the extent and scope of the nominated player’s playing     programme.

Vivienne Barry Fair Play Award: awarded to the Senior or Underage Player who, over the season, acts within the rules and spirit of the game by demonstrating fair play, honesty and sporting behavior over winning at all costs.

Para Award of the Year: awarded to the player/coach/volunteer who has contributed most to para table tennis.

Ken Strong Male Coach of the Year Award: awarded to the male coach who has contributed most to the achievements of the players under his tutelage.

Anna KellyInternational Performance of the Year Female Coach of the Year Award: awarded to the female coach who has contributed most to the achievements of the players under her tutelage.

Press Officer of the Year: awarded to the voluntary press officer who has made the greatest contribution in publicizing the activities of his or her club/league/local association/province/committee. Activities to be assessed will include his/her reporting of table tennis events and activities in newspapers, magazines and on radio/television.

Stiga Ireland Volunteer of the Year Shield: awarded to the person who voluntarily contributes his/her time and skills and/or has made a unique contribution for the benefit of table tennis.

School/Club of the Year Award: awarded to an affiliated school or club, which supports its members, volunteers & coaches; demonstrates innovative ideas/projects to encourage members; supports and promotes the growth of local and national events including provincial schools leagues; encourages participation and player pathways; and is open and inclusive to all sections of the community.

International Performance of the Year: awarded to an individual or team recording an exceptional performance/s against an international player or team in a qualifying international event; performance/s must be significantly above the expected standard of the player/team, in qualifying events under the auspices of the ITTF.


All nominations must be submitted to David Heffernan ( ), TTI Sports Executive Officer on the specified form by Wednesday 18th April 2018.  These will be assessed by an Association’s Awards Committee consisting of the TTI President, Chairman, International and Marketing Directors. The views of the Director of High Performance on Awards (b), (c), (d) and (l) and of the Director of Coaching on Awards (g) and (h) may be canvassed before the awards are finalized.

The Committee will present all awards at the Annual General Meeting in June 2018.

Certificates may be presented to some or all of the nominees.

Closing date Wednesday 18th April 2018

Click here for Awards Nomination Form

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